Public Safety Drone Market

Public safety drone Companies -DJI (China) and Autel Robotics (China) are the Key Players

As technology advances and regulations continue to evolve, the demand for public safety drones is expected to grow further, enabling more efficient and effective responses to critical incidents. The flexibility and maneuverability of drones enable them to access hard-to-reach areas, providing critical support to first responders. As a result, public safety agencies are increasingly adopting drones as essential tools for improving their operations and ensuring the safety of communities. Equipped with advanced sensors and cameras, they can detect hazards, locate missing persons, and assist in the management of critical incidents.

The public safety drone market is valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 2.0 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 13.0%. The public safety drone industry has witnessed numerous technological advancements over the years in terms of system and payload capabilities. R&D in the field of software technologies and data analytics used in public safety drones have enhanced the design of public safety drones over the years. It has also led to changes in the size, endurance, power, and propulsion systems of public safety drones. Developments in the field of computer vision and machine learning are expected to make public safety drones autonomous collectors of aerial data.

Major Public Safety Drone Companies Include:

  • DJI (China)
  • Autel Robotics (China)
  • Skydio Inc (US)
  • Parrot Drone SAS (France)
  • Teledyne FLIR LLC (US)

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DJI, also known as Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd., is a Chinese technology company that specializes in manufacturing and selling consumer and professional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The company offers products for different applications in public safety, border management, traffic monitoring, firefighting, and disaster management, police operations & investigations, law enforcement, and others. DJI offers its products through DJI online stores, DJI-operated stores, and retail stores.  The products of the company are used for commercial and civilian use. DJI has its own in-house research and development and manufacturing facilities in China. It has offices in the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, China, and Hong Kong. The company generates most of its revenue from the US and China. It has received funding to the tune of ~USD 105 million to date from various investors.

Autel Robotics.

Autel Robotics provides aerial robotic solutions to ensure public safety and carry out enterprise and commercial operations. The products offered by it are used by law enforcement agencies. They are also used in mapping, along with fire control and security applications. Autel Robotics offers fixed-wing (Dragonfish) and Quadcopter (EVO 2) UAV drones. Autel Robotics primarily focuses on producing consumer and professional drones for various applications. They aim to provide users with reliable, high-performance drones that offer advanced capabilities at competitive prices. Their drones are designed to meet the needs of enthusiasts, photographers, videographers, and professionals in industries such as filmmaking, inspection, mapping, agriculture, and public safety. While Autel Robotics is primarily known for its drone products, the company has expanded its offerings to include other consumer electronics and smart devices. This diversification aims to leverage their technical expertise and expand their product portfolio beyond drones.

Skydio, Inc.

Skydio, Inc. is one of the leading drone manufacturers in the US that designs and assembles UAVs and offers support services for them. The products offered by the company are used by government authorities in the US as supply chain solutions. Skydio provides autonomous drones for inspection applications. The drones of the company are not only used for public safety but are also employed in search and rescue operations owing to their technical capabilities of night vision and 3D data capturing.

Parrot Drone SAS

Parrot Drone SAS, commonly known as Parrot, is one of the key players in the public safety drone market. It designs, develops, and markets unmanned technology products for law enforcement, firefighting, traffic monitoring, border management, police operations & investigations, and others across the world. Its offerings include drones, accessories, and support services. The company consists of 4 main segments: Parrot Drones, Pix4D, Parrot SA, and SenseFly. Some of the key subsidiaries of Parrot Parrot Drone SAS include senseFly SA (Switzerland), Pix4D (Switzerland), Parrot Inc. (France), and Parrot Italia S.r.l. (Italy), and Parrot GmbH (Germany). The company has a customer base in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Parrot has a strong presence and generates a majority of its revenue from the US and the UK. The company has its own in-house research and development facility for public safety drones.

Teledyne FLIR LLC

Teledyne FLIR LLC is a Teledyne Technologies subsidiary. Teledyne Technology acquired FLIR Systems in 2021 and closed the deal at USD 8.2 billion. Thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and sophisticated threat-detection solutions are among the technologies Teledyne FLIR creates, develops, markets, and distributes. Teledyne FLIR is a company that works in the field of digital imaging. The company operates through various business segments, namely Digital Imaging, Instrumentation, Aerospace and Défense Electronics, and Engineered Systems. These segments have 6 divisions – surveillance, instruments, security, OEM & emerging market, maritime, and detection.

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